REPORT OF THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON ADEQUATE HOUSING AS A COMPONENT OF THE RIGHT TO AN ADEQUATE STANDARD OF LIVING, AND ON THE RIGHT TO NON-DISCRIMINATION IN THIS CONTEXT, MILOON KOTHARI : ADDENDUM
involve federal, provincial, territorial and municipal governments as well as the private and
non-profit sectors. In its 1996 federal budget, the Canadian government announced a plan to
transfer administration of most of its housing programmes to the provinces and territories. (...) Human rights legislation in Canada affirms that equality for disadvantaged groups often
requires governments or private actors to adopt positive measures to address the needs of
disadvantaged groups. (...) Despite
increases in homeownership, recent private sector surveys have also pointed to growing
affordability problems for this category.22
REPORT OF THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON FREEDOM OF RELIGION OR BELIEF, HEINER BIELEFELDT : ADDENDUM
Private schools can accommodate more specific educational interests
or needs of parents and children, including in matters of religion or belief. (...) Indeed, many private schools in Paraguay apparently enjoy a good reputation as
“quality schools”. (...) Problems may, however, arise when private schools with a specific religious
orientation have a de facto monopoly in a particular locality or region.
LETTER DATED 19 OCTOBER 2016 FROM THE PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF MYANMAR TO THE UNITED NATIONS ADDRESSED TO THE SECRETARY-GENERAL
August 2012, all publications have been exempted from pre-publishing censorship.
Publication of private daily newspapers has mushroomed since April 2013.
Currently, there are at least fourteen private dailies in the country. In addition,
nineteen foreign news agencies have opened their offices in Myanmar.
12. (...) The United States of America has also decided to lift its remaining sanctions
on Myanmar, which include restoring of Generalized System of Preferences (GSP)
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status, soon after the visit of the State Counsellor to the United States in September
VISIT TO URUGUAY :REPORT OF THE INDEPENDENT EXPERT ON THE ENJOYMENT OF ALL HUMAN RIGHTS BY OLDER PERSONS
pillar is managed by private pension fund administrators under the supervision of the
Central Bank. (...) Uruguay
has different types of institutional settings dedicated to older persons: nursing homes for
older persons, private residences, and day-care centres and night shelters.23
63. Act No. 19149 and Decree No. 265/014 establish the obligations of providers of
long-term care in institutions to guarantee respect for older persons’ rights to participation,
privacy, decision-making, freedom of movement, promotion of autonomy, respect for
private property and confidentiality. However, the implementation of the regulatory
framework remains weak and fails to fully guarantee the fundamental rights and freedoms
of older persons, leading to recurrent complaints about violations of the guaranteed rights
REPORT OF THE INDEPENDENT EXPERT ON THE ENJOYMENT OF ALL HUMAN RIGHTS BY OLDER PERSONS, ROSA KORNFELD-MATTE :ADDENDUM
About 98 per cent of persons aged between 65 and 80 live in private households.
8 See www.inpea.net/images/AVOW-Austrian-Survey_2011.pdf.
10 See footnote 2.
11 National report on the implementation of the Economic Commission for Europe regional
implementation strategy for the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing 2002 (2007-2012),
Austria, October 2011, available from:
http://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/show.do? (...) In terms of provision of services, some social local
governments run social services themselves, while other services are outsourced to non-
profit organizations, associations or private providers. The public sector plays a dominant
role in the area of homes for the elderly and nursing homes.
(...) In 2007, Austria adopted
the Home Care Act,20 which provides a legal framework for 24-hour care for care-needing
people in private households. This was an important improvement to formalize services
mostly provided on an informal basis until then, which contravened several legal provisions,
including on social security, taxes, professional qualification, and immigration.
REPORT OF THE INDEPENDENT EXPERT ON THE ENJOYMENT OF ALL HUMAN RIGHTS BY OLDER PERSONS ON HER MISSION TO GEORGIA :NOTE / BY THE SECRETARIAT
Outside the main cities, transport is provided mostly by
marshrutka (private minibuses), which are not necessarily suited to persons with limited
mobility, and in some regions there is no public transport at all. (...) In
addition to the monthly basic pension, internally displaced persons, whether living in a
collective centre or in private accommodation, receive a monthly allowance. (...) There are also several private institutions providing residential care to older persons
that are funded by the State.
REPORT OF THE AD HOC COMMITTEE ON THE ELABORATION OF COMPLEMENTARY STANDARDS ON ITS 6TH SESSION
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REPORT OF THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON THE RIGHT OF EVERYONE TO THE ENJOYMENT OF THE HIGHEST ATTAINABLE STANDARD OF PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH ON HIS VISIT TO CROATIA :NOTE / BY THE SECRETARIAT
public and private sectors. Owing to lack of compliance of the consultations process with
the Regulatory Impact Assessment Act and the Act on the Right to Access to Information,
the 2015 reform was partly interrupted.21
26. (...) Both issues
seem ultimately to compel users who can afford it to turn to private providers, although,
generally speaking, the same doctors are employed simultaneously in both the public and
private sectors. Private services seem to allocate more time for users and to provide more
information on treatments, their effects and options, giving rise to discrimination against
users who cannot afford private services and/or are less educated and do not get adequate
information on their health and treatments owing to the lack of time allocated in public
services to provide information about them.
REPORT OF THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON CONTEMPORARY FORMS OF RACISM, RACIAL DISCRIMINATION, XENOPHOBIA AND RELATED INTOLERANCE, DOUDOU DIENE : ADDENDUM
In his meeting with the Director of the Language
Inspectorate, the Special Rapporteur was informed that the Inspectorate focuses its supervision
activities primarily in the public sector, but also monitors private companies that have direct
contact with customers. (...) The Director of the Language Inspectorate also explained that the Inspectorate regularly
visits public and private institutions in order to assess whether the language level of employees is
compatible with the requirements of their position. (...) The Russian-speaking community perceives the existing language policy as an attempt
to suppress Russian as a legitimate minority language in the country, not only in public affairs,
but also in the private domain. The role of the Language Inspectorate and its mandate to conduct
language oversight in public and private institutions was strongly criticized and referred to by
some interlocutors as a “language police”.
REPORT OF THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON EXTREME POVERTY AND HUMAN RIGHTS ON HIS MISSION TO SAUDI ARABIA : NOTE / BY THE SECRETARIAT
addition, there are the activities of a great many charities, funded with some SRI 500
million by the Government in 2016 as well as by private donations. Despite the best
intentions, the resulting hodgepodge of programmes managed by various ministries and
public authorities, as well as charities, is inefficient, unsustainable, poorly coordinated and,
above all, unsuccessful in providing comprehensive social assistance to those most in need.
25. (...) Charities also receive extensive donations from private individuals,
often in the form of zakat payments. (...) For example, the decision to allow women to work in more areas of the private economy,
including in the retail sector, has transformed public spaces and enabled a large number of
women to enter the labour force.36 Other recent steps to lift restrictions have also had both
symbolic and practical impacts on the ability of women to participate in economic and
social life in Saudi Arabia.